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The "dream" does not "come true". Bruce's character, Cole, has a memory from his childhood where he sees a man get shot in an airport. This experience is traumatic, and gives him an uncommon strength of mind. This experience was totally real, and Cole remembers it. This strength of mind, and his status as a criminal (which I don't remember being explained) ...


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The film itself is not, and never was, about stopping the spreading of the virus. The scientists in the future know that they cannot stop the spread because it has already happened. What they require is a sample of the original, pure virus that they can then study and create a cure/antibody for thus enabling the human race to return to the surface of the ...


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The story of 12 Monkeys is about perception v. reality. And time travel. And several other "deeper" things. There's a scene in the film, near the finale, where Cole (Bruce Willis) is commenting about a movie he knows he's seen before which seems somehow different to him. He concludes the movie itself is static - it's filmed, it cannot be changed - but it ...


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Obviously this is a Terry Gilliam movie, so it is more clever and humorous to show Jose (who in the end scene of the movie is recovered from his World War I injuries) who now shows up and hands Cole a World War I gun...



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